World Cup 2014: How can Colombia finish top of Group C?

We take a look at how Jose Pekerman's side can finish top of Group C

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Colombia need just a draw from their final game against Japan in Cuiaba to qualify as Group C winners in the World Cup.

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The South American dark horses have enjoyed a successful tournament so far, winning both of their group games. They beat Greece 3-0 in their opening fixture and also saw off the challenge of the Ivory Coast with a 2-1 win.

They will finish top of Group C if they can avoid defeat against Japan on Tuesday, who are yet to win a game.

They are currently three points ahead of Ivory Coast who are in second place, but Colombia have a goal difference of +1, while the Elephants have scored as many as they have let in.

Possible second round opponents:

Costa Rica or Italy on Saturday.

The Group C table in full...


It is still possible for Japan and Greece to qualify, but both must win their remaining games.